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Sport-specific brain training programs gain adoption in basketball, ice hockey and soccer

— Elite youth hockey players in MN camp. Image courtesy of Applied Cognitive Engineering

IntelliGym Trains The Brain Of An Athlete Like A Fighter Pilot (SportTechie):

“Fighter pilots and people playing team sports have more in common than you may have thought.

In fact, the cognitive functions players need on the soccer pitch, the ice rink and the basketball court are very similar to those fighter pilots use during aerial combat. Read the rest of this entry »

Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center adopts Intelligym cognitive training

USAHockey_IntelliGymIntelligym’s Cognitive Therapy Technologies Added to Comprehensive Approach in Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center’s Hockey Program (press release):

“Cognitive training has taken off amongst thousands of players and hockey programs Read the rest of this entry »

USA Hockey uses cognitive training to enhance pattern recognition, game-intelligence

USAHockey_IntelliGymAsteroids on Ice: Video Game Helps Young Players Develop Skills (New York Times):

  • “Could a desktop computer game be what makes the young Americans so good?… “Work the brain; the science is there,” said Danton Cole, in his fourth season as the coach of USA Hockey’s U-18 team…For the past five seasons, Read the rest of this entry »

The future (of brain health) is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed

We are pleased to announce two new resources for all professionals, researchers, developers, innovators and decision-makers in the field of brain health and cognitive fitness who are interested in better tracking and shaping the future that is already here.

First of all, we have opened up a “Friends of” professional networking group on LinkedIn. If you are already a LinkedIn member, you can join the 377 existing members by clicking Here.

Second, registered participants for the upcoming 2011 SharpBrains Summit (March 30 – April 1st) can now connect with each other and with speakers, as well as access 10 exclusive Innovation Case Studies prepared by the Win­ners and Final­ists of the 2010 Brain Fitness Innovation Awards. Read the rest of this entry »

SharpBrains Council Monthly Insights: How will we assess, enhance and repair cognition across the lifespan?

When you think of how the PC has altered the fabric of society, permitting instant access to information and automating processes beyond our wildest dreams, it is instructive to consider that much of this progress was driven by Moore’s law. Halving the size of semiconductor every 18 months catalysed an exponential acceleration in performance.

Why is this story relevant to modern neuroscience and the workings of the brain? Because transformative technological progress arises out of choice and the actions of individuals who see potential for change, and we may well be on the verge of such progress. Read the rest of this entry »

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